Taking the SATs is an important step for getting into college. Studying is key, and practice tests help you prepare and calm your nerves. However, if sitting at a desk with a thick textbook is not your style, consider some alternate routes.
Technology is making studying interesting, diverse and easily accessible. You do not have to buy an expensive study guide but rather you can download free apps to your smartphone or tablet so you can study anywhere, anytime. Get the most out of your study time and use these tools to secure a higher score and a brighter future.Read More
Studying is difficult for many students, as it requires focused motivation and attention skills, neither of which are known as young people's strongest attributes. According to College Parents of America, students should spend approximately 2 to 3 hours of study time for each hour they attend class. While most students have the drive to study, many become easily distracted or lose their motivation quickly. From outdoor disturbances to hunger cravings, it’s crucial to learn how to control your surroundings and avoid distractions when studying at home to ensure academic success.Read More
The life and schedule of a college student in the U.S. has changed dramatically over the past 50 years. A 2010 study published by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) showed modern college students studied an average of 10 fewer hours per week than students in 1961. One would guess the growth of technology over the past 50 years has played a role in reducing study time. But, the study showed tech had little to do with it. As it turns out, today's college students have more on their plates, meaning less time for studying and a greater need for time management.Read More
While your junior PSAT score is the initial qualifier for prestigious National Merit Scholarship recognition, this year’s scores are important not only for early college planning, but for identifying your testing strengths and weaknesses so you can more appropriately prepare for the SAT and ACT. After all, these tests are the second most important factor in college admissions, second only to your academic record. The SAT and ACT even play a significant role in financial aid, merit-based scholarships, and placement in freshman college courses.Read More
We've all pulled an all-nighter to cram for an exam or waited until the last few hours to put together a term paper. If you're preparing for a big test coming up, whether it's an online exam to enter the Penn Foster vet technician program or the SAT to be accepted into FAU, studying is mandatory. There's no room for procrastination.
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Think back to the last time you took a grueling test. The restless preparation, anxious pre-exam jitters and frustrating periods of waiting for grades are enough to make anyone go mad. Add in hormones and a stressful social environment, and it's incredible that teenagers are able to make it put themselves through finals and standardized tests time and time again. For better or worse, tests will impact your student's academic future. From passing classes to earning scholarships, opportunities abound for seasoned test taker.Read More
We’ve been telling parents and students for years that there’s no more important “academic” habit to develop than reading. Just the other day my wife was bemoaning the fact that a significant number of employees (managers and associates) in her national company are poor readers at best. The effects are discouraging in the workplace, and some schools are not holding out much hope to remedy the situation. For many high school students, reading is time-consuming. Parents today still find it difficult to place themselves in the shoes of a teen who is distracted beyond our understanding and experience by the continuous static of tweets and texts. Everything is “now.” Nothing will wait. Reading is a drag. Many parents are so old school—literally.Read More